My mother, brothers, and I (upfront) at Tarkwa Beach/Lagos (Nigeria)

IN RESPONSE TO LI’S PROMPT “HIRAETH”

Reminiscing On My Childhood

A Poem On Longing And Belonging

Sylvia Wohlfarth
Sep 5, 2020 · 2 min read

Warm rays of sunlight kissed and blessed me
with love and a life of modest want.
My family, my home, my friends —
interwoven fragments — recollections
of a fortunate childhood sown
in a land once christened Nigeria.
Laced with an abundance of fun
and delights, I grew and…